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Final-mile push drives growth in multistory warehouses in congested US cities

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor |
A number of multistory warehouses are planned for urban areas around the US as developers say dependable, same-day delivery in congested cities outweighs the higher costs involved in constructing two- to five-story structures.
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US warehouse boom continues with new Chicago, Dallas facilities

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor |
Expansion moves by Lineage Logistics and Ryder System underscore continuing demand for warehousing and distribution space even in a period of low freight demand and slow economic growth.
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Logistics provider GXO buys PFSweb amid end-to-end fulfillment rush

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor |
The deal comes on the heels of other acquisitions and new services launched this week at several logistics and transportation providers, all aimed at expanding their ability to deliver end-to-end global fulfillment services.
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CEVA expands India footprint with contract logistics takeover

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe |
The CMA CGM subsidiary’s latest acquisition will significantly increase its presence in South Asia that is growing in importance as supply chain routes shift across the region.
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Maersk’s lagging ‘integrator’ plan now needs to winnow costs: Clerc

Michael Angell, Associate Editor |
Maersk has invested $10.5 billion in its logistics and services business to date, but results are falling behind plan after last year’s volumes evaporated.
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Tough market conditions slow DHL’s H1 profitability

Greg Knowler, Senior Editor Europe |
A challenging operating environment pulled down revenue and earnings at DHL, but the Germany-based integrator remains in a highly profitable position ahead of an uncertain second half.
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Ample Southern California warehouse space awaits muted peak season

Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor |
After three years of operating at full capacity, warehouses and distribution centers outside the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex are gaining space by shedding excess inventory, and a peak season that some say will be non-existent is not expected to disrupt that newfound fluidity.
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Flexport moves into fulfillment realm with Shopify Logistics acquisition

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor |
Flexport expects both enterprise customers and small merchants to tap into the last-mile and fulfillment network it acquired with Shopify Logistics.
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US trucking, warehousing firms shed jobs, but still have more than a year ago

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor |
Most of the transportation job losses reported for February were due to seasonal cuts rather than economic contraction, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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More investment headed to US last-mile delivery market

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor |
Transportation providers of all sizes, from Maersk to Pitt Ohio, are searching for last-mile delivery options as customer and consumer demand evolves.
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Acquisition spree continues despite downshift in container shipping bull run

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor |
The container shipping industry’s profit margins are easing, but the appetite for acquisitions — from air cargo units to last-mile delivery logistics — isn’t letting up, writes Journal of Commerce Executive Editor Mark Szakonyi.
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Software woes force Houston to delay start date of long-dwell import fee

Michael Angell, Associate Editor |
The Port of Houston, citing technology problems, is postponing the start date of a new fee that would penalize shippers who don’t retrieve import containers after the allowable free time.
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FourKites jumps into final-mile, returns space with Narvar partnership

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor |
FourKites has partnered with e-commerce technology specialist Narvar to link predictive freight visibility with post-purchase solutions for retailers and brands aspiring to fulfill orders online.
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CMA CGM acquisition expands European last-mile delivery footprint

Greg Knowler, Senior Europe Editor |
CMA CGM has increased its e-commerce capability in Europe with an acquisition that targets end-to-end control of goods within its network.
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JOC Rankings: COVID-19 drove revenue gains for air freight, final-mile providers in 2020

Michael Angell, Associate Editor |
International air freight and last-mile delivery saw the fastest revenue growth in the transportation sector last year, while industrial transportation suffered.
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Convey acquisition enhances project44’s last-mile visibility

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor |
project44 continues its active 2021 with the $255 million acquisition of last-mile visibility platform Convey, the Chicago-based company’s largest purchase to date.
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Maersk driving last-mile delivery out of growing warehousing network

Mark Szakonyi, Executive Editor |
Maersk’s acquisition of Visible Supply Chain Management last week adds nine fulfillment centers to its distribution network, allowing it to reach 95 percent of the US direct-to-consumer market within 48 hours.
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New last-mile entrant to provide capacity ahead of holiday season

Cathy Morrow Roberson, JOC Analyst |
The FRONTdoor Collective will provide franchised last-mile options to providers, logistics providers, and shippers looking to expand or build out last-mile capabilities.
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Last-mile platform Bringg lands $100 million to expand via M&A

Cathy Morrow Roberson, JOC Analyst |
Retailers and logistics providers are utilizing technology offerings from such providers as Bringg to expand and manage last-mile delivery options.
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E-commerce growth boosting US last-mile funding, M&A

Cathy Morrow Roberson, JOC Analyst |
Supply chain optimization firms Locus and Shippo each received $50 million in new funding, while 3PL Redwood Logistics acquired two parcel companies and merged them into a new last-mile division.
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Forward Air expands final-mile reach in 14 markets

William B. Cassidy, Senior Editor |
The acquisition of CLW Delivery gives expedited trucking operator Forward Air custom final-mile delivery services and new territory, as its LTL and final-mile businesses converge.
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Startup aims to bring final mile structure to Indian shippers

Eric Johnson, Senior Technology Editor |
A four-year-old logistics technology platform founded in India sees itself as the digital connective thread between the country’s long-haul freight market and the disorganized urban delivery sector.
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